The Dayton City Commission has unanimously approved a citywide mask mandate.
The City of Dayton Commission voted to approve an ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Commissioners voted on the ordinance as Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County officials began raising concerns over a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the county.
“Case levels in Montgomery County are reaching peaks not seen since January. While we know that vaccinations are incredibly effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths, children under twelve are still unable to receive the vaccine,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.
The new mask ordinance requires people ages six and older to don a mask while inside public spaces regardless of their vaccination status.
People who refuse to follow the mask ordinance could face a civil citation of up to $85.
Read the Ordinance here: https://www.daytonohio.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=517
FAQ's here: https://www.daytonohio.gov/FAQ.aspx?TID=54